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March 18, 1944

Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation

JAMA. 1944;124(12):811. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850120069028

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With the increasing interest in rehabilitation, a short textbook on the subject should have a large reading demand. Most of the current thought of rehabilitation is concerned with the reconditioning of World War II veterans. Neuropsychiatric causes constitute the largest number of medical discharges of soldiers and sailors at present. Dr. Davis carefully reviews the different psychiatric entities commonly found among veterans of World Wars I and II. A chapter on the psychologic approach of mental disease and another chapter on the theories of reeducation provide an excellent back drop for the second half of the book, which discusses psychotherapy.

A general review of many aspects of psychotherapy are given in the last four chapters. The use of occupational therapy, music, drama and education are given in outline. Suggested programs and board aims of many workers in these fields are given. It is regretted that the author did not give

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